A Complete History of Marijuana, According To Scientists

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New studies on marijuana are churned out nearly every day, with most of them focusing on novel findings about the plant’s therapeutic potential and the implications of legalization. But cannabis itself isn’t new. Far from it. And a study published this month in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology documents the fascinating evolution of humanity’s relationship with marijuana over the course of … Read More

House GOP Blocks Marijuana Tax Fairness Vote

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The powerful House Rules Committee has blocked lawmakers from voting on another marijuana-related measure. This time, the panel prevented an amendment to allow cannabis growers, sellers and processors to deduct business expenses in the same manner that companies in other sectors can from advancing to the House floor. Under a federal provision enacted in the 1980s—known as 280E—cannabis businesses are … Read More

Willie Nelson Wants To Smoke Marijuana With Trump And Putin

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Willie Nelson Wants To Smoke Marijuana With Trump And Putin Everyone’s favorite country singer and legendary stoner Willie Nelson says he’d be glad to smoke weed with Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama. The Red Headed Stranger made the revelations in an appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert this week. The host showed Nelson celebrity photos in … Read More

Congressman Wants Feds To ‘Buy American’ Marijuana Instead Of Importing From Canada

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The U.S. federal government surprised many observers of marijuana policy earlier this week when it approved a deal to import cannabis products from Canadian company Tilray Inc. for use in a research study. While the move sent Tilray’s stock soaring, at least one congressman is questioning the move. “Unbelievable,” Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) tweeted on Wednesday. “DEA gives approval to … Read More

Workers In These Industries Are Most Likely To Consume Marijuana

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It’s become increasingly clear that there’s no single “type” of marijuana consumer. But research has identified certain cultural trends, including a new study that examines the prevalence of cannabis consumption among workers in different industries. The study, published this month in the International Review of Psychiatry, demonstrates that cannabis use is represented in a wide range of employment backgrounds—and some … Read More